Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
San Francisco0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 570
Milwaukee3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 770
  W: C. Rea (2-3)   L: A. Cobb (4-2)   S: D. Williams (8)
11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE12:10 PM CT, May 28, 2023
American Family Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin  Attendance: 34,581

Thriving Giants eye 4-game road sweep of slumping Brewers

According to STATS
According to STATS

San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers

  1. San Francisco took two of three against the Brewers at home from May 5-7 and has won seven of the last 11 meetings with Milwaukee. The Brewers took two of the three at home in 2022, however, with all three games decided by two runs or fewer.
  2. The Giants have won three straight series, taking seven of nine games after dropping six of their previous eight. The bullpen has allowed no more than one run in any of these nine games, posting a 1.13 ERA in 40.0 innings and converting all seven save opportunities.
  3. Michael Conforto hit two homers and a double with five RBI in the series against Minnesota and is slashing .320/.364/.720 in 13 games since May 10. Conforto is hitting .257 with seven home runs away from home compared to .182 with three homers at Oracle Park.
  4. Logan Webb has gone 3-1 with a 1.74 ERA over his last six starts, going at least six innings and allowing two runs or fewer in each start. No Giant has done so in seven straight starts since Webb himself had an eight-game streak from July to September 2021.
  5. Milwaukee blanked Houston over its last two games, taking 6-0 and 4-0 shutouts. It's the second time this season the Brewers have shut out an opponent in consecutive games (April 3-4). The team has pitched three straight shutouts twice all-time: July 2013 and April 1990.
  6. Willy Adames homered in Wednesday's win and has two home runs in his last four games after homering just twice in his previous 19. Adames has a .313 average with four home runs in 18 career games against the Giants.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/25/2023 thru 5/28/2023

The Milwaukee Brewers look to avoid a four-game series sweep when they face the visiting San Francisco Giants for the final time this season on Sunday afternoon.

The Giants have taken the first three games of this set by notably limiting the Brewers to just two total runs in 5-0, 15-1 and 3-1 victories.

On Saturday afternoon, it was Logan Webb shutting down the Brewers, going seven strong innings while allowing just one run and striking out 11. A Mitch Haniger two-run home run in the eighth gave San Francisco all it needed to win.

"We're facing some adversity, not collectively swinging the bats well," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said after the loss on Saturday. "It's frustrating for the offense understandably, and it puts more pressure on our pitching. We just need to keep having good at-bats and keep working, the runs will come."

Conversely, the Giants are playing their best baseball. San Francisco is 16-9 in May, above .500 for the first time all season and most notably, has won 10 of its previous 12 games.

"When you have a guy like Haniger start to really drive the baseball consistently, it makes our lineup really deep," Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. "It's really encouraging that we can do damage up and down the lineup."

The Brewers' struggling offense doesn't get any favors on Sunday against Giants starter Alex Cobb, who is 4-1 with a 2.17 ERA, fourth best in all of baseball.

Cobb has started 10 games, totaling 58 innings and striking out 52 while walking just 14. He started against Milwaukee on May 6 and dominated, pitching seven shutout innings while allowing five hits and striking out five to pick up the victory. He's 2-1 with an 0.64 ERA in four starts against the Brewers.

Cobb will oppose against Brewers starter Colin Rea, who is 1-3 with a 4.71 ERA, but picked up his first win as a starter since 2016 in his last outing against Houston.

The right-hander entered the rotation when Brandon Woodruff went down with injury in April and will make his eighth start and ninth appearance. His last start was arguably his best, pitching 5 1/3 shutout innings against the reigning World Series champions while striking out four.

The Giants have had the Brewers' number this season, currently 5-1 against the NL Central leaders after winning two of three in the first week of May in San Francisco.

Brewers shortstop Willy Adames, who was struck in the head by a foul ball in Friday's game, was resting at home after being discharged from the hospital on Saturday morning.

Adames was placed on the 7-day concussion IL and was replaced on the roster by infielder Andruw Monasterio.

--Field Level Media

Updated May 28, 2023